The CA Technologies Brumbies season just got tougher – facing a return back to Australia without a win after capitulating in the second half to the Sharks at Kings Park, Durban on Saturday night.
Starting the match like a different team from the one that was blown away early by the Cheetahs last week, the CA Technologies Brumbies looked destined to turn their poor fortunes around with a win – at one stage leading 16-0, but could hold out the fast finishing Sharks going down 34-16.
The wait is over for desperate CA Technologies Brumbies fans as the team was rewarded for its courageous efforts in 2011 with a memorable win over the Reds, 22-14, at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday.
In winning the match at Suncorp, the CA Technologies Brumbies ended the Reds run of 12-straight victories at home.
The CA Technologies Brumbies have named their team to take on the Sharks in Durban this Saturday night.
Several changes have been made, with Dan Palmer being forced out with a foot injury allowing Jono Owen to make his run on debut.
The CA Technologies Brumbies disappointing season continued on Friday night, going down to the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein 47-36.
The ACT based team gave the South Africans too big a head start and were again too ill disciplined falling behind 25-0 in the first quarter of the game.
Rugby World Cup winning coach Jake White has been appointed Head Coach of the CA Technologies’ Brumbies for the next four seasons.
White’s ambitious nature and proven track record were significant factors in Brumbies Rugby seeking his leadership.
The CA Technologies Brumbies have named their side to play the Cheetahs at Bloemfontein on Friday night [Saturday morning, 3am AEST].
The return of players like Huia Edmonds and Stephen Moore has added depth to the pack, while promotion to the starting side for the first time this year for Pat Phibbs at scrumhalf is also a switch of note.
It may be overcast and a bit chilly but the CA Technologies Brumbies are enjoying Cape Town after the extended squad reached South Africa on Sunday night.
The tour’s first training session on Monday afternoon also proved a success, with lots of talk and quality skills leading the way to the CA Technologies Brumbies first game against the Cheetahs on Friday night [Saturday morning AEST].
The CA Technologies Brumbies are extending an invitation to the public to attend their Open Training session at Viking Park on Thursday afternoon.
As well as having a chat with Brumbies Rugby fans, members of the squad will also be handing out stickers and posters.
An impressive Brumby Runners season and strong form for club side Sydney University have elevated 21-year-old lock Sam Carter to a two-year contract with the CA Technologies Brumbies.
In a boost for the side’s lock stocks, Carter has inked a deal that will keep him in the CA Technologies Brumbies main squad through to the end of 2013.
A come from behind win by the Western Force has dealt the CA Technologies Brumbies another disappointing loss at Canberra Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
In the first afternoon match played at Canberra Stadium since 2004, the local team was unable to put the Force away with the lead changing hands on six occasions.